The Woodbury Blue American Legion baseball team bounced back from a pair of losses Sunday against Forest Lake in a big way Monday with a 15-hit outburst in a 12-2, six-inning rout of East Ridge in Woodbury.
With 17 athletes competing, East Ridge earned six all-state honors – reserved for the top nine finishes in each event – at this year’s Class AA state meet, held June 7-8 at Hamline University in St. Paul.
East Ridge senior Nate Roese broke the 20-year-old Minnesota all-time record in the 400-meter dash to win a second state championship in the event at the Class AA state track and field meet, held Saturday, June 8, at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Roughly nine hours after the boys and girls teed off for the second day of the two-day section championship on Friday, May 31, at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, both Raptors teams learned they finished as Section 3AAA runners-up, falling short of the state tournament by the narrowest of margins.
A Suburban East Conference record 400-meter dash by East Ridge senior Nate Roese highlighted the Raptors boys and girls track teams’ strong showings at the SEC Championship meet, held Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23, at East Ridge High School.
The East Ridge boys golf team earned first place in last week’s Suburban East Conference Championship Tournament, held Wednesday, May 22, at Indian Hills Golf Club in Stillwater, and came just one point shy of winning the overall SEC championship crown.
East Ridge won this year’s conference championship title, leapfrogging Forest Lake with a third-straight first-place finish at the SEC Championship Tournament on Thursday, May 23, at Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater.
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